The wavelength of a water wave is 8.0m and its speed is 2.0 m/s. how many waves will pass a fixed point in 1 minute?

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*"The wavelength of a water wave is 8.0m and its speed is 2.0 m/s."*

So per wavelength,

(8.0m/wavelength) / (2.0m/sec) = 4sec per wavelength.

*"...how many waves will pass a fixed point in 1 minute?"*

1 minute has 60 seconds,so,

(60sec) / (4sec per wavelength) = 15 wavelengths -----answer.